Fall is here and pumpkin pie season is upon us. Whether you use your grandmother's recipe or scour the internet for a new twist, you know there will be lots of people depending on you to serve that holiday favorite.
No matter what recipe you use, the best chefs will tell you to only use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. And, feel free to give yourself a break and use a pre-made crust. Just make sure it's vegan as many contain lard.
Whether you're vegan or simply cooking for vegans, no one has to miss out on this Thanksgiving classic. The internet is full of delicious recipes to please vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Keep reading to discover ten recipes for the best plant-based pumpkin pies.
10 AllRecipes Vegan Pumpkin Pie
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9 Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Three Ways: Classic, Rustic, & Gluten-Free
Angela Liddon is a vegan superstar. Her website and its companion app have won awards and her first cookbook Oh She Glows was on the New York Times bestseller list. As a mother of two small children, she knows the importance of having easy to follow recipes with ingredients that can be found in most supermarkets.
Her versions of pumpkin pie include Classic, Rustic, and Gluten-Free giving you myriad ways to please everyone at your holiday table. Many of her recipes contain no gluten making both vegans and gluten-free folks happy.
8 Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie
This recipe uses agar powder, an algae-derivative, which acts as vegan gelatin to provide the perfect texture to the pie. From the first bite to the last, omnivores will be none the wiser.
7 Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars
Store this pie in the refrigerator until ready to serve, or pop it in the freezer for a delicious frozen treat. Either way, take a tip from the author and make these cheesecake bars ahead of time. Less time in the kitchen means more time to spend with your guests.
6 Vegan Pumpkin Pie With Candied Pecans
Fran's recipe for Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pecans combines two seasonal favorites into one pie. Pair it with a scoop of delicious non-dairy ice cream and you'll have guests coming back for seconds.
5 Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie
The secret to the creaminess of this pie is silken tofu in the filling. Silken tofu, the kind you find on the shelf of your supermarket, is commonly used in desserts. Look for the firm variety instead of soft.
4 Epicurious' Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Evaporated cane juice is what brings sweetness and a slight molasses flavor to this pie which pairs beautifully with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Don't underestimate the importance of using fresh spices and a good quality vanilla extract. You may pay a little more but the results will be worth it.
3 Rouxbe Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie recipe was developed by instructor Fran Costigan and is part of their 90-day Essential Vegan Desserts course. You'll feel good knowing it includes a video to guide you through the steps to making a dessert you'll be proud to put on your holiday table.
2 Vegan Pumpkin Pie (So Easy!)
This 8-ingredient pumpkin pie recipe calls for coconut milk adding a delectable flavor profile not seen in many pumpkin pie recipes. The best news is that the method couldn't be easier. Just mix the ingredients in the blender, pour into a pie shell, and bake!
1 Pumpkin Pie Squares
This and over 400 more recipes is included on their handy Forks Over Knives app to help you enjoy the best meals in a plant-based lifestyle.